Dollar General Partners with Autism Speaks

March 30, 2017
Throughout April, Dollar General will collect donations to benefit Autism Speaks, the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization to support their efforts in research, awareness, family services and advocacy. Donations can be made either in stores or during online purchases.
“Part of our mission of Serving Others is our commitment to investing in organizations that extend help and hope to our customers and the communities we serve,” said Denine Torr, senior director of community initiatives. “During the month of April, we look forward to raising awareness and funds for Autism Speaks’ research and advocacy efforts.”
The fundraising drive is among many activities during Autism Awareness Month in April, which promotes understanding of the disorder that affects 1 in 68 children. Donations to Autism Speaks fund cutting-edge research, advocacy initiatives and free resources. They include Autism Speaks Tool Kits, which were downloaded more than 75,000 times in 2015, and the Autism Response Team, which last year answered more than 51,000 inquiries from families.
“We’re grateful to the employees and leadership of Dollar General and share the company’s commitment to innovative solutions that meet the needs of families and communities,” said Peter Morton, Autism Speaks vice president of corporate development.
To date, the partnership between Autism Speaks and Dollar General has raised more than $8.1 million to support the organization.

About Dollar General Corporation 

Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) is proud to serve as America’s neighborhood general store. Founded in 1939, Dollar General lives its mission of Serving Others every day by providing access to affordable products and services for its customers, career opportunities for its employees, and literacy and education support for its hometown communities. As of August 4, 2023, the company’s 19,488 Dollar General, DG Market, DGX and pOpshelf stores across the United States and Mi Súper Dollar General stores in Mexico provide everyday essentials including food, health and wellness products, cleaning and laundry supplies, self-care and beauty items, and seasonal décor from our high-quality private brands alongside many of the world’s most trusted brands such as Coca Cola, PepsiCo/Frito-Lay, General Mills, Hershey, J.M. Smucker, Kraft, Mars, Nestlé, Procter & Gamble and Unilever.  Learn more at

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